Samsung H6203 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v0.9
Reviewed Oct 20, 2014 at 12:00 am
Samsung H6203 Picture
Test Methodology v0.9
7.8
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
This TV was replaced by the Samsung J6300
4k No

The Samsung H6203 LED TV has the same great picture as the pricier H6350. However, the build quality is poor and the software features are significantly slower.

Our Verdict

7.8 Mixed Usage

If you don't care about the design of your TV or the smart features, get this Samsung H6203. It has the same great picture quality as the Samsung H6350, but it is cheaper.

  • 7.8 Mixed Usage
Pros
  • Great picture quality. The blacks are great in a dark room and the screen doesn't reflect a lot of light in a bright one.
  • Low amount of motion blur. This TV is great for gaming.
Cons
  • Very slow smart TV features. Every software feature, from the web browser to USB playback, is slow to respond.
  • Cheap and ugly build. The TV is very thick and has large borders.
  • Limited viewing angle. The colors change when you view them from the sides.

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Test Results

Design
Design
Design

The Samsung H6203 looks more like a budget TV than a mid-level one like the H6350. The borders are wide and the TV is very thick.

Design
Stand

The stand doesn't swivel. It isn't fancy but it does the job.

Design
Borders

0.98" (2.54 cm)

Design
Thickness

3.86" (9.8 cm)

Picture Quality
9.4
Picture Quality
Contrast
Black 0.022 cd/m2
White 107.3 cd/m2
Contrast 4877 : 1

The contrast ratio is great. The blacks are deep and the out of the box calibration was not far off.

9.0
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity

The uniformity of a black screen is great. No flashlighting or clouding issues at all.

5.5
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity

The gray uniformity is average-good. No darker spots (except corners), but it does have some apparent vertical bands. This isn't an issue under normal usage, though.

6.3
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Viewing Angle 23 °

If you watch TV at more than 30° off axis, you will lose a bit of picture quality. This isn't a big issue though.

8.5
Picture Quality
Average Room
Reflection 1.8 %
Surface Type Semi-gloss

It reflects slightly less light than the average TV. The screen finish is semi-gloss, similar to nearly all TVs in this price range. A few lights on is not a problem, even during the day.

7.4
Picture Quality
Bright Room
Max white 235.4 cd/m2

The Samsung H6203 can't get as bright as the Samsung H6350. It doesn't perform as well in a very bright room, but it should be more than enough if you have a 1-2 windows.

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Picture Quality
3D
3D No
Picture Quality
Pixels

Motion
8.5
Motion
Motion Blur

This TV has very low motion blur. It is great for sports and video games. The blur trail is short.

Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation Yes
Inputs
7.9
Inputs
Input Lag
Input Lag 44 ms

Like nearly all Samsung TVs, the input lag under Game or PC mode is in the mid 40 ms range. This is not very low, but it is good enough for almost every gamer.

Inputs
Side Inputs

Inputs
Rear Inputs

2 HDMI
2 USB
1 Composite In
1 Component In
1 Ethernet
1 RF It
1 Headphone Out
1 Digital Optical Audio Out

Smart Features
7.0
Smart Features
Smart TV

It doesn't have the full smart TV interface like the Samsung H6350. Only the Apps tab. Also, the processor is not as fast, so every feature (apps, USB, web browser, etc) is slow. Even the picture settings menu is not as responsive.

Smart Features
Remote

The Samsung H6203 comes with a basic remote. This is not ideal for browsing the web because you have to move the cursor with the arrows.

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